Energy Cost for Holding a MedGem® Indirect Calorimeter

2017-01-31 08:53:22 | BioPortfolio


The goal of this clinical protocol is to perform a randomized crossover study to determine the energy cost of holding the MedGem® device above a person's normal resting metabolic rate (RMR) compared to not holding the MedGem® device.


Forty (40) subjects will be randomized to two (2) RMR measurements separated by a 40-minute rest (washout) period. The two RMR evaluation periods are as follows:

1. RMR with MedGem® Indirect Calorimeter

2. RMR without MedGem® Indirect Calorimeter

Study recruitment will be performed at PBRC. Screening, consenting, and all study procedures will be performed within a single study visit at PBRC within the Inpatient Unit. All subjects will be introduced to the ventilated hood to determine presence of claustrophobia prior to enrollment (i.e., signing of the consent form).

Study Design


Resting Metabolic Rate


Not holding, then holding the MedGem®, Holding, then not holding the MedGem®


Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Baton Rouge
United States


Not yet recruiting


Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2017-01-31T08:53:22-0500

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